Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Where's His Dr Pepper Ad?

Doc Gooden is at it again. For those who've lost track of his rap sheet,

In 1986, Gooden pleaded no contest to battery on an officer and resisting arrest after getting into a scuffle with Tampa police officers. He was sentenced to three years' probation. A year later, he tested positive for cocaine and went to drug rehab for 28 days. In 1994, he was suspended for 60 days after violating Majorl League Baseball's drug program by failing two substance abuse tests. Gooden eventually checked into the Betty Ford Center, but failed more tests after returning.

In 2002, Gooden pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving after he was arrested in Tampa. A year later, he was busted for driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop in Tampa. In 2005, he was arrested at his Tampa home for allegedly hitting his fiancee. Also that year, Gooden was accused of fleeing from a traffic stop in Tampa after being pulled over for driving erratically and reeking of alcohol. Gooden was busted again in 2006 for violating his probation after he appeared high on cocaine at a scheduled meeting with his probation officer. He spent eight months in jail for that violation.

But his newest offense is just beyond belief.





It reads like this classic scene from The Birdcage NOTE: ONE NOT SAFE FOR WORK WORD IS USED AT THE END OF THE SCENE

Darryl Strawberry's cleaned up his act (so it seems) and is keeping it real on the very un-real Celebrity Apprentice. Hopefully the Good Doctor is one season of Celeb Rehab (or better yet, real rehab) away from following suit.


Nostradamus said...

I've always felt that the '86 Mets were the personification of everything that was both horrible and great about the 80's.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

There's a great book about them called "The Bad Guys Won." They were like Bright Lights, Big City meets an Arnold movie.

Roberto Baly said...

Doc is scheduled to sign autographs with Pete Rose next week at a Vegas casino.

I'm not joking.

I guess that will be canceled.

Kyle Baker said...

When I was a kid I would go to the Arkansas Travelers (then Cards AA farm team, now Angels) games in Little Rock. We played the Mets farm team and so I got to see Strawberry during his time in AA on his way up. There was so much obvious talent there with Straw and I remember my dad and his friends talking about what a player he was going to be.

They were right in many ways. But no one could have predicted what shits he and Doc turned out to be in their personal lives.

For the record: fuck the Cards.

Fred's Brim said...

those were crazy times